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Cepheid announces European release of Xpert HPV

Cepheid announced the release of Xpert HPV, a 60-minute test for cervical cancer-related human papillomaviruses to be marketed as a CE IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. Xpert HPV is a multiplexed test that targets the E6 and E7 oncogenes of 14 cancer-related HPV types and specifically calls out high-risk types 16 and 18/45 in separate detection channels, with 11 other high-risk types detected in a combined channel.